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Man Utd's Chester moves to Posh

James Chester
Chester has made one substitute appearance for Man United

Peterborough United have signed Manchester United defender James Chester on a month's loan.

The deal comes after Posh manager Darren Ferguson revealed that Welshman Craig Morgan will be out for two weeks with a toe injury.

Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "He's got a good spring, very competitive, quick enough and comfortable on the ball.

"He'll do us no problem. It'll be a good experience for the boy."

Chester, 20, made his debut for United as a substitute in the Carling Cup semi-final against Derby.

Peterborough are also without centre-half Chris Westwood who is out on loan at Cheltenham.

Ferguson added that he had yet to make a decision on whether Chester's stay would be lengthened.

He said: "It depends how he does. If he comes in and does well we may extend it. It's unfortunate that Craig's got injured but it gives James an opportunity."

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